An open casting call has gone out seeking talent for the upcoming Sony Pictures reboot of the classic 1972 blaxploitation action feature, Superfly. Alex Tse has been tapped to write the remake with Joel Silver producing. The film is inspired by the 1972 classic, which starred Ron O’Neal as Priest, a cocaine dealer looking to score one more super deal and retire. The original movie was directed by Gordon Parks Jr., the son of Gordon Parks, who directed another blaxploitation classic “Shaft” — one of the staples in the early years of the genre that took the ’70s by storm. According to Variety, Sony exec Palak Patel spearheaded the effort to buy the rights, and the studio is already in the process of making a list of actors to meet for the title role.
Filming will be taking place beginning January 16th through March 2018 in the Atlanta, GA area. The casting director is currently seeking talent to work on the feature as paid background extras, stand-ins, photo doubles and in possible featured roles. Locals are preferred. The first wave of types needed are as follows:
- FEATURED BODYGUARDS – Seeking African-American or Latino Males, Ages 21-40. Tall, big, very beefy, must look intimidating. Works Mid-Jan for 2 days and then again in February for two more days. Must have full availability. Please put “BODYGUARD” in the email subject line.
- VERY COOL, HIP, HOT MEN & WOMEN – Seeking African-American, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern & Caucasian hip, cool, attractive sexy types to work various scenes ranging from hookah lounge, hot clubs, private party, featured drug dealers and gangsters, etc. Works various days between Jan. 16 through March 2nd. Please put “FLY” in the email subject line of your submission.
- DRUG NEIGHBORHOOD MEN & WOMEN – Seeking African-American Men & Women, Ages 18-40. This is for a small house-party scene in the projects at a drug dealer’s house. If you own a downscale vehicle submit photos and your car info (year, make, model) of this, too. Works 1/19 or 1/20. Please put “DRUG HOOD” in the subject line of your email.
- LUDA-DAY WEEKEND – Seeking African-American Men & Women, Ages 18-40, Ranging from of COLLEGE types to CLUB types to GANGSTERS!This is for a KEY scene that is supposed take place during LUDADAY WEEKEND at an “after hours” eatery! CARS may be used as well, so include CAR INFO – YEAR, COLOR, MAKE and MODEL if you own one. Works 1/25 and 1/26. Scenes wil also film at night so please have all day availability. Please put “LUDADAY NIGHT” in the email subject line of your submission.
If interested please send in your FULL NAME, AGE, PHONE NUMBER, CITY & STATE, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, CLOTHING & SHOE SIZES (include bust, bra, waist seam, collar sizes), 3 or 4 PHOTOS (full body, waist up, face, side profile), ALL PHOTOS MST BE CURRENT AND IN GOOD LIGHT, Please send NON-SMILING options as well as SMILING options for your photos. Do NOT send photos of a hair style or look that you don’t currently have. And, iF you have a resume or DANCE or acting or set (as an extra) experience, please list briefly, or attach a resume, IF you have one. Experience is not mandatory, but it is good to know (and helpful for certain types and scenes!) send to: projects1@TSCasting.com
Source: Tammy Smith Casting